Dear H-SHGAPE Subscribers,
The Society for Historians of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era has some exciting news to share about the Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era. At the end of 2019, C. Joseph Genetin-Pilawa resigned as co-editor in order to pursue some new opportunities. While we are sad to see him go, we are delighted to announce that he will be replaced by Rosanne Currarino, who will serve out the remainder of his term as co-editor with Boyd Cothran (until July 2022). Rosanne has served on our editorial board since 2017 and has long been an active member of our Society. Rosanne Currarino is a historian of the intellectual and cultural history of economic life in nineteenth-century America. She received her Ph.D. from Rutgers University in 1999. In 2002, she was appointed Assistant Professor of History at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario where she is now an Associate Professor. Her book The Labor Question in America: Economic Democracy in the Gilded Age examines diverse efforts to redefine the parameters of democratic participation in industrial America. She has also written articles on the AFL, historical economics and the origins of labor history, and cultural economy. And she has published numerous articles and essays in The Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, including one in our forthcoming issue April 2020 (19.2). Her current book project, “Orange Grove Capitalism: Imagining the Modern Economy, 1870-1910,” uses Southern California’s fledgling orange industry – from early settlers through the formation of the marketing cooperative Sunkist – as a lens through which to reconsider how we tell the history of the “age of incorporation.” Her research has been supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the Huntington Library.